13+ ways to celebrate Halloween with the kids in Thunder Bay, 2019 edition

    Boo! Here’s your roundup of family-friendly Halloween events in Thunder Bay in October 2019.

    October 26

    Halloween Bash, Finlandia

    Kids up to age 11 are invited to come in costume to dance, play games and do Halloween activities. Juice box and chips included. Free, 1-4pm.

    More info Finlandia Association on Facebook

    Family Halloween Dance Party, Gillies Community Centre

    At this family event, you can bring your own carved pumpkin to compete in the contest, and enjoy music, games and prizes as well as hot dogs and homemade chili. 5-7pm, $5 per family.

    More info Gillies Community Centre on Facebook

    Children’s Halloween Party, West Arthur Community Centre

    Kids 10 and under are invited to a Halloween party: come in costume and enjoy some games and prizes. 1-3:30pm, $5 admission.

    More info West Arthur Community Centre on Facebook

    Ghosts & Goblins at the Conservatory, Centennial Botanical Conservatory

    Give your Halloween a tropical spin with an all-ages party at the Conservatory. There will be a scavenger hunt as well as baking and hot apple cider. 1:30-3:30 pm, free.

    More info Friends of the Thunder Bay Conservatory on Facebook

    Halloween Spooktacular and Puppet Show, Waverley library

    Watch the puppet show “Old Witch Rescues Halloween” then stick around for a craft, games, activities and treats. 10:30-11:30am, free.

    More info tbpl.ca and search Events

    October 27

    Spooktacular, Grassroots Church

    This fun concert is part of the family series by the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. Come in costume and hear your favourite spooky music live. 3:30-4:30pm, tickets required.

    More info tbso.ca

    Pints & Pumpkins, Sleeping Giant Brewing Co.

    At this family-friendly Halloween party you can decorate a pumpkin and check out the caramel apple bar. Two sessions: 12:30-2:30pm and 3-5pm, tickets required. $25 admission for adults and kids are free.

    More info SGBC on Facebook

    October 30

    Babies & Boos, Red Lion Smokehouse

    This baby-and-parent meet-up at the Red Lion has a Halloween theme—hang out with other new parents and come in costume if you like. Free, 2-4pm.

    More info Red Lion on Facebook

    October 31

    Mall-o-Ween, Intercity Shopping Centre

    Hit the mall for some indoor trick-or-treating with the littles at participating stores. Free, 4-6pm.

    More info intercityshoppingcentre.com

    Trunk or Treat, 9 Cooper Road, Rosslyn

    If your kiddos would rather skip the house-to-house, try this one-stop trick-or-treating at the First Christian Reformed Church parking lot, where vehicles are decorated and treats are handed out. Free, 6-8:30pm.

    More info First Christian Reformed Church on Facebook

    Trunk or Treat, North McIntyre Rec Centre

    You can also trunk-or-treat at North McIntyre. Check out the decorated vehicles and get a treat! Free, 5:30-8pm.

    More info North McIntyre Rec Centre on Facebook

    November 2

    Halloween 2.0, Mary J. L. Black library

    If you just can’t get enough (or your kiddo wasn’t up for a nighttime outing) then MJLB library has you covered with an afternoon event. Free, 2:30-4:30pm.

    More info tbpl.ca and search Events

    We’re keeping an eye of Thunder Bay’s Spookiest Houses Facebook page

    too to track the creative decorations out there. And, if you’ve been meaning to head to Belluz or Gammondale, the last weekend of October is the last time they’re open for their fall events.

    Got kids? Follow tbaywithkids.ca on Facebook for regular updates about family-friendly events in Thunder Bay.

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